London’s iconic Borough Market is celebrating Easter this weekend with a series of social media events. Running from 9-13th April, the Market is holding a five-day eggs-travaganza which will see chefs, artists and Borough Market traders join together on Instagram Live and IGTV to give advice and tips on cooking and drawing Easter favourites.
The weekend kicks off with This Morning and ITV regular, Juliet Sear holding an Easter Baking class on Thursday, followed by Borough Market favourites, Bread Ahead, teaching us how to make hot cross buns on Good Friday. The Borough Market Butchers will be offering people advice on ‘what to do with your meat’ in a two part series across the weekend, and the Fishmongers’ will be giving their top tips for Fishy Friday. The festival comes to a close with multi-award winning blogger, Poppy Loves London joining an Instagram live, cooking her favourite crumble.
There will also be plenty to keep children at home occupied, with storytelling and draw-alongs from authors and artists, cook-offs between Borough Market’s chefs and recipes for all the family to enjoy. On Easter Monday, TV Chef Beca Lyne-Pirkis will be running a workshop on eggs for children and adults alike!
Kate Howell, Director of Development and Communication, Borough Market said: “Like the rest of the nation we aren’t able to celebrate Easter weekend in the same style that we usually do at Borough Market. However, we couldn’t let the weekend go unmarked and wanted to bring some of our fantastic experts to people’s homes to offer tips, advice and fun things to do with children. We hope that people at home are able to join with us throughout the Easter festival to celebrate all that is great about food and family, and that we bring a little joy into homes across the UK.”
The timetable for the weekend is as follows:
Thursday 9th April
11am, Instagram – The Borough Market Butchers, ‘What to do with your meat, part 1’
1pm, Instagram Live – Easter Baking with This Morning’s Juliet Sear
Good Friday 10th April
11am, Instagram – Borough Market’s Fishmongers’ Top Tips for Fishy Friday
1pm, Instagram Live – Padre Founder Nick Fitzgerald makes fish tacos
2pm, Instagram Live – Bread Ahead Does Hot Cross Buns
Saturday 11th April
11am, Instagram – The Borough Market Butchers, ‘What to do with your meat, part 2’
12pm, Instagram – Borough Market Saturday Cook-Off , featuring Kiwi & Roo’s Lara Lee and Borough Market’s Angela Clutton & Roopa Gulati
4pm, IGTV – ‘Let’s Get Drawing’ children’s drawing workshop
Easter Sunday 12th April
11am, IGTV – Sunday Storytelling with Writer and Cook, Kate Young
4pm, IGTV: Let’s get drawing
Easter Monday 13th April
1pm, Instagram Live – Glorious Eggs with TV Chef Beca Lyne-Pirkis
2pm, IGTV – Poppy Loves London (and crumble)
4pm, IGTV – Get Planting with Kathy Slack
Borough Market’s Instagram account can be found at www.instagram.com/boroughmarket
Borough Market is open for business, Monday to Saturday with its usual trading hours – selling essential supplies of fresh produce and store cupboard ingredients for those working and living in the local community.
All stalls have been repositioned to allow at least 2 metres between them, and the ground is marked out with 2 metre distancing for the public, along with clear signage on the importance of shoppers remaining apart.
For those that don’t live nearby, Borough Market’s delivery and collection service, Borough Market Online, offers an alternative way for customers to access Market produce. The option of a doorstep drop service allows it to be received without contact with couriers.
For more information on Borough Market visit www.boroughmarket.org.uk